Dedicated Alabama Attorney Assists Clients Seeking Social Security Disability Benefits
Skilled Huntsville lawyer helps injured Alabamans get the payments they need
People who are disabled and unable to work deserve to have their basic needs met. In Alabama, those people can turn to Kenneth D. Hampton for help. Our firm, which has served Alabama residents out of our Huntsville office for more than 30 years, assists clients filing claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and fighting for those whose claims are denied. Kenneth Hampton will work tirelessly to get you the payments you need when you need them.
Knowledgeable counselor helps clients navigate SSDI
Social Security Disability Insurance is funded by payroll taxes, so it is only available to injured workers who have worked long enough to acquire a sufficient amount of work credits. To be eligible, you must also be younger than 65 and have a qualifying disability as determined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). We can help you claim benefits if:
- Your condition is on the list of disabling medical conditions, or the SSA finds it to be severe.
- You can no longer perform your work.
- Your medical condition prevents you from transitioning to other types of work.
- Your disability has lasted or will last at least one year, or result in death.
Our law office applies effective strategies to help our clients qualify for the disability benefits they deserve.
Established law firm files SSD appeals
It’s quite common for disability claims to be denied, especially when they were filed without legal assistance. Even if your claim is denied, you may still be able to receive benefits. Our attorney can begin by filing a request for a hearing conducted by an administrative law judge based on one of these determinations:
- Medical determination — A hearing for a medical determination means that your claim was denied for medical reasons.
- Non-medical determination — A hearing for a non-medical determination means that your claim was denied for other reasons, such as living arrangements, income or resources.
You only have 60 days from the date of the initial denial to file an appeal, so it’s important to contact us as soon as possible to help prepare you for the hearing.
Dedicated adviser represents individuals seeking SSI
If you are blind, disabled or over 65 years of age and have limited means, our law office can help you navigate the process of securing Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments. SSI is entirely needs-based, so your work history is not considered. To be eligible, you must meet strict income requirements. The documentation required to successfully submit an SSI application can be daunting, but our firm can help prove your eligibility, which may reduce the risk of a denied claim.